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Alfred Hayward ARWS RP IS NEAC (1875-1971)

Alfred Robert Hayward, ARWS RP IS NEAC (1875-1971)

Alfred Hayward was a painter of landscapes, portraits and figure subjects in oil and watercolour, and also a mural decorator. His landscapes, in particular, show a strong influence of Impressionism, and his loose application of watercolour was especially suited to his studies of such aquatic subjects as the River Thames and the city of Venice, which he worked in on several occasions. Indeed, he had a great love of Italy and of travel in general and, in the years before the First World War, went as far afield as the West Indies and Central America.

Alfred Hayward was born in Hackney, London, on 21 February 1875, the second of five children, and the eldest son, of the tax collector and farmer, Richard Hayward, and his wife, Susannah (née Blake), a former draper’s assistant. Within a few months of his birth, the family settled at The Mount (also known as Quiddleswell Mount), Hooe, a village near Bexhill-on-Sea, in Sussex. He was educated privately.

Hayward studied at the National Art Training School, South Kensington, from 1891 to 1894, and at the Slade School of Fine Art, under Fred Brown, Wilson Steer and Henry Tonks, from 1895 to 1897.

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